Summer is deep in full swing, and the single item that has transformed my space to create the ultimate mid-summer chill vibe is my hammock swing from Novica. The hammock is so obviously a summertime accessory must, however living the LA apartment life – it never occurred to me to own one. Then, I saw one inside my friends house, in the library, and flipped for it. He generously gave me one and my whole family has been hooked all summer. Head over to Novica.com to check out the most gorgeous hand crafted global creations from local artisans world-wide. The craftsmanship and attention to detail makes every item even more special. The problem with the hammocks and swings is choosing – they are all so amazing for various reasons. It’s all in the details – pom poms, tassels, weaving styles – it’s impossible to decide! I’m thinking of simply collecting a bunch and rotating. I’m on my second now. Here’s Aria, who has claimed this one as her own. It’s the large deluxe Pate ($89). It spreads out when you sit in it and you can almost lie down or just curl up. The most amazing this is she is doing her nightly dreaded reading in it because it makes it “fun” – HALALOOOYAHHH!!!!
The most amazing thing about the super ethical Novica is how it empowers artisans around the world by creating the opportunity to bring their work beyond the parameters of their local geographic scope. Their business model has opened up a world of opportunity and is changing lives with every sale. As a consumer, we get to say NO to child labor and sweat shops while honoring local artistic traditions and top-notch workmanship. It’s truly incredible to take part in helping these amazing craftsmen and women perpetuate their traditions and operate their very own sustainable business. The artists have total control of their shops – they create the prices, can run sales, withdraw products – they run their own show. And while you’re over there check out some of the other offerings – the rugs are spectacular. And these pillows from India are beyond.
We just received this Sandy Beach ($89) version which I ordered because I loved the shape of the top part and it holds up to 260 pounds. Aria’s review is it’s “prettier” but she loves the way the other one let’s her lie back more. Basically, this one is more chair-like and forces her to sit upright. I see her point. It’s definitely so pretty to look at and the workmanship is stunning, but the other style allows for a more lounge-vibe. I think my next one will split the difference and I might go for a cotton one or simply a full on hammock!